CASPIAN SEA COAST

Geomorphological conditions

General features of Kazakhstanic part of the Caspian sea shore basically reflect main geological-structural elements of Pricaspian depression and Turan plate. Lowland accumulative plains correspond with the first one and they smoothly transform into marine botton with very small slopes; relatively elevated denudation plateau, framed by abrasive accumulative shores correspond with the second one. Exclusion makes semi-island Buzachi structurally belonging to Turan, and by its relief attractive to low-lying Pricaspian region [Sydykov Zh.S., Golubtsov V.V., Kuandykov B.M. Caspian sea and its coastal zone (natural conditions and ecological state). Almaty, 1995, 211 pp. (in Russian)]. Coastal zone regionalization schematic as of structural geomorphological conditions taken from the work [Sydykov Zh.S., Golubtsov V.V., Kuandykov B.M. Caspian sea and its coastal zone (natural conditions and ecological state). Almaty, 1995, 211 pp. (in Russian)], is given on Figure.

Structural-geomorphological regionalization

of the North-Eastern shore of Caspian sea
Contours of the regions of: 1 - the first order; 2 - the second order; 3 - the third order. Regions of the first order: I - Near-Caspian, II - Mountain-island plateau. Regions of the second order: 1 - Uralski: 1a - that of Delta, 1b - interdeltaic; 2 - Ural-Southern-Embinski: 2a - Deltaic, 2b - interdeltaic; 3 - Buzachinski-Mertvokultukski-Kaidakski; 3a - Buzachinski, 3b - Mertvokultukski-Kaidakski; 4 - Near-Chinkski coastal

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